Welcome to another edition of The Beauty Buffs!

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Who are we?

We’re a group of beauty and fashion bloggers who have come together to bring you different ways of interpreting the same theme. We post every other Wednesday and I always look forward to seeing what the other Beauty Buffs come up with. There’s a lot of inspiration to be gained from these awesome bloggers so I recommend checking out their work (via the LinkUp at the end of this post).

Today’s theme is BLACK & WHITE and this post includes two elements:

1) Black and White nail art
2) A comparison of five different white polishes

Black and White Nail Art

I love nail art that is impactful, yet easy to do and this design is certainly that. I polished my nails with Sinful Colors: snow me white and then used black and white acrylic paint for the designs. Super easy to do! I finished the look with Nicole by OPI: matte topcoat.

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Comparison Between White Polishes

As many nail artists know, white nail polish is one of the most important tools in your kit. You need a back up and a back up and a back up to make sure you always have the perfect base for your art.There are so many white polishes out there and so many questions…

  • Which one should you buy?
  • Do you really need to go rush out and buy OPI: angel with a lead foot if you already have alpine snow?
  • Do you really have to spend $10.00 on a white nail polish when you can get a drugstore brand for $2.00?

I wanted to see if there was a difference.

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I looked at five different white polishes:
1. OPI: Alpine Snow
2. OPI: Angel with a Lead Foot
3. essie: blanc
4. Sinful Colors: Snow Me White
5. China Glaze: White on White

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So What’s the Verdict?

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All pictures show three coats of each polish and a top coat.

Well this review was easy. After trying both new and older polishes (older whites get glumpy and hard to apply) and comparing these five in all different lights…I couldn’t find any differences! Can you believe it? Sinful Colors has more of a yellow undertone, China Glaze more of a grey and OPI and essie both have blue undertones. But these are very slight and can barely be seen. Difference between the two OPIs? Maybe, just maybe alpine snow could be a little brighter than angel with a lead foot, but honestly it’s hard to tell.

I’m curious if you’ve had any experience with these colors and have a point of view?

Until next time,

nail that accent


Comments

  1. Brienna

    Angel with a lead foot is probably the only white I’ve ever intentionally bought and that’s because I’m a mustang fanatic, not because I really wanted to buy a bottle of white polish lol.

    I always seem to end up with white polish without trying. I have two bottles of China glaze white on white that came with box sets, for example. White and black are two colors that I think it’s okay to have multiples of because I know I’ll use them but they’re not colors that I seek out because I know I’ll end up with bottles of them without trying!

  2. tina-tech

    I’m a sucker for Alpine Snow, I’ve tried ESSIE – Blanc, but it was too sheer for my taste, but all of these look exactly the same :O I love these comparison posts! 🙂

  3. Mya

    I’m usually a cheapskate when it comes to nail polish and find the cheapest one. It’s so hard to find a good white polish with that attitude though. I recently bought a 94¢ NYC bottle of white polish and I have to try it out. Overall I think white polishes are similar with minimal differences.

  4. Katherine Humpal

    I used the Sinful Colors and I hated it, it dried up so fast on me and even though it was cheap I just didn’t think it’d be worth it to buy a new one so often. After that I started using Blanc and it was okay, few whites have a perfect formula and I found that one decent, but now I use White On from Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear line and I love it. It’s almost a one coat polish on me if I apply it well! And it’s also not expensive which is a plus. I picked it up on a whim and I’m glad I did, although I still want to try Alpine Snow for the heck of it lol

  5. Ashley Eileen

    Oh, my. I don’t think I could handle a three coater white. Luckily, I’ve found a white that’s good in one coat. I’ll never go back after Rica Whiteout. I’m spoiled.

    Now, about that nail art. I love it! Anything that looks great with minimal effort is right up my alley.

  6. Krystal Caracol

    I love that you compared all these whites because before I found my HG white, I was searching the internet for white comparisons! 🙂 Loving your nail art too, I want that design on my drapes! Can that happen?? <3

  7. Catherine Dream

    Love the comparison!

    I own three of them, Essie Blanc, Alpine Snow and Snow Me White and I actually found I like them all for different things. I didn’t experiment or analyse or anything, I just kept reaching for different whites instinctively, because they WORK. I use Blanc for white nails (just white.), Alpine Snow for under nail art or stamping (for under stamping I find I can get away with just one coat and it looks way better) and Snow Me White for actual nail art (for example used it in my latest mani, for my two galaxy nails.)

    Just my 5 cents ; )

    That nail art is cool, very tentacly.

  8. jenkruemel

    thank you so much for the comparison. i went out of essie blanc lately and could not find another drugstore white 🙁 i will stay with blanc i guess but its good to know there are other whites out there 😉

  9. LittleMonsterx14

    i always have the hardest time finding a nice white polish. Sally Hansen White On was my go-to but now that i am buying only cruelty free, i need to pick a new fave!

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